Hunt New Mexico’s Florida Mountains for Persian (Bezoar) Ibex. This is the only place in North America where you can hunt pure-blood free-ranging ibex. Introduced from Iran in 1970, these cliff dwelling goats have adapted well to the rugged Florida Mountains.
Tags are obtained by drawing and if you are fortunate enough to draw one, we can book you with the premier ibex outfitter in New Mexico. The rifle billy hunt is a once-in-a lifetime tag so your choice of an outfitter is critical. None of the other hunts are once-in-a-lifetime. Our outfitter’s guides have over 75 years combined experience guiding ibex hunters. In fact their hunters have taken the top 3 archery Persian Ibex worldwide and 6 of the top 10 archery ibex in addition to many of the top rifle and muzzleloader ibex.
Hunts are conducted in the Florida Mountains of southern New Mexico. This is a physically demanding hunt and hunters should arrive in good shape.
Hunting can be done with bow, muzzleloader or rifle depending on what hunt code you draw. Shot opportunity has been 90% with bow and 100% with muzzleloader and rifle. Most rifle shots are under 275 yards and the muzzleloader shots are under 150 yards. Scopes, in-line ignition and sabots are permitted on the muzzleloader hunt. The majority of the successful bow shots are between 25-50 yards.
A maximum of two people may apply as a party. Hunters who commit to book if drawn, can use our outfitter’s license # on their applications which greatly increases their odds of drawing. There is no preference point system in New Mexico.
License cost is $1623 and the deadline to apply is March 22, 2017 - draw results will be available online in late April. Applicants must purchase a $65 NR Game License before applying but can denote the refund option if not drawn. If not drawn, all money is refunded except for a $13 application fee.
Archery, Muzzleloader or Rifle hunt - 5 days / $5500
Includes more working guides than hunters, plus spotters, drivers and private business radio channel. Lodging and meals are not included. Hotels are available in Deming, NM, which is only 20 minutes away from the outfitter’s camp.